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About The Ordinance

This Ordinance requires owners of Covered Properties and Municipal Properties to annually measure and disclose energy usage to the Department to encourage efficient use of energy and to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Furthermore, this Ordinance will authorize the Department to collect energy usage data to enable more effective energy and climate protection planning

Buildings Impacted

This Ordinance is applicable to the following:
  • All Municipal Properties as defined in Section 8.67.010(12) of this Ordinance
  • All Covered Properties as defined in Section 8.67.010(3) of this Ordinance ​

Deadlines

  • A Large Non-residential Covered Property by May 1, 2015 and by every May 1 thereafter;
  • A Residential Covered Property by May 1, 2015 and by every May 1 thereafter;
  • A Small Non-residential Covered Property by May 1, 2016 and by every May 1 thereafter; and 
  • A new Covered Property that has not accumulated 12 months of energy use data by the first applicable date following occupancy for inputting Energy use into the Benchmarking Tool shall comply with this Ordinance in the following year.

Penalty

For the first violation, a written warning may be issued; and for any subsequent violation, the Department may issue a fine of up to $300.00 per day ​